Provides a practical, readable, and authoritative account of the treatment of emotional disorders. Includes an overview of clinical psychopharmacology written in an engaging and concise format. Focuses on general principles of psychopharmacology, and key features of depression, anxiety disorders, disorders of extreme stress, disorders of control, and psychosis. Includes Dr. Preston's Quick Guide to Psychotropic Medication.
- Identify common medications used to treat a variety of mental disorders.
- Identify the main effects and adverse effects of commonly used psychotropic medications.
- Identify effective medications to treat ADHD.
- Identify effective anti-depressant medications.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. General Principles
Chapter 2. Depression
Chapter 3. Bipolar Illness
Chapter 4. Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 5. Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 6. Miscellaneous Disorders
Chapter 7. Over-the Counter Medications and Dietary Supplements
Chapter 8. Non-Response and "Breakthrough Symptoms" Algorithms
Chapter 9. Case Examples
Appendix A. History and Personal Data Questionnaire
Appendix B. Special Cautions When Taking MAO Inhibitors
Appendix C. Caffeine Consumption Questionnaire
Appendix D. On-Line Practice Guidelines and Updates
About the Authors
John Preston, PsyD, is the author or co-author of a number of books including: Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple , Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, You Can Beat Depression, and Every Session Counts. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California; certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology; a member of the Editorial Board of Psychopharmacology Update; and a member of the Core Faculty at Alliant International University, Sacramento, California.
James Johnson, M.D. is retired from Kaiser Medical Center,
Department of Psychiatry, South Sacramento, CA.
This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.